Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


Peasant Organisations and the Democratisation Process in Africa

Peasant Organisations and the Democratisation Process in Africa. Edited by Mohmoud Ben Romdhane & Sam Moyo. Dakar, CODESRIA, 1996, 376 p., ISBN 9782869781115

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What are the issues shaping contemporary African peasant movements? Are they fundamentally democratic or anti-democratic? Are they defensive and local in their organization and aspirations or should they be seen as taking a leading role in a wider process of economic, social, and political transformation? Are they in the state’s pocket or can they pose a threat to state power? And how do they fit in with other organs of African civil society, with overseas donor groups, and with imposed programs of structural adjustment?

In this collection of important new research findings from all corners of Africa these questions and others are addressed while adding another dimension to the democratization debate: what of the real grassroots, the majority of Africa that is rural? Are modern rural peasant movements relevant to the debate at all or do they still only engage in what has been called “the politics of everyday politics,” with the “weapons of the weak?”




Comments

Gilbert Naccache - 2013-06-25 13:55:25

J’ai participé à ce séminaire : "Peasant Organisations and the Democratisation Process in Africa" et j’aimerais bien recevoir, sinon l’ensemble de la publication, à tout la moins ma contribution portant sur les organisations paysannes et la société civile en Tunisie.
Je vous remercie de bien vouloir m’indiquer les démarches à entreprendre pour cela : je suis, depuis 2003, établi en France et ne possède pfus mes archives de puis mon dépert. En vous remerciant d’avance
Gilbert Nacccache
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